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Adults are about 100 times more likely than children to die from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). Each year about 50,000 adults in the United States die from VPDs, compared with approximately 500 children. While childhood immunizations rates are high, many adults fail to realize they need vaccines, too. Talk to your doctor to see if you are up to date.
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